SMITHFIELD AND MAJOR LEAGUE EATING’S MATT STONIE SET RIB-EATING WORLD RECORD WITH 71 RIBS
“The King” Richard Petty and No. 43 Driver Aric Almirola Join Matt Stonie at Culmination of Smithfield Whole Hog Challenge Amateur Eating Competition Series
Smithfield, Va. – November 23, 2015 – They say it’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish – but in the case of Smithfield, they started and finished the NASCAR season in record-setting fashion. This weekend, Smithfield capped off its 2015 sponsorship of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) race team with driver Aric Almirola and celebrated the culmination of the Whole Hog Challenge amateur eating competition series by once again teaming up with Major League Eating’s Matt Stonie to set a world record, this time for how many ribs can be eaten within five minutes – 71 Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs!
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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Nathan's Famous®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.
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